Family the cause of Diabetes?

By Diabetes_Jew Latest Reply 2010-06-22 11:51:55 -0500
Started 2010-06-21 20:49:49 -0500

My family is Jewish and we all have diabetes. If I convert will that cure my diabetes?

12 replies

Pfc 2010-06-22 11:51:55 -0500 Report

God bless you, We all look for that matchstick in the hay that will maybe make this go away, but not going to happen my child. Look at your self and lifestyle and get informed. You can control it but the cure is some where out there. There are many many articles of info that will help you on this site. and you can be the expert in your family that will teach them to live a health productive life. I know you will run into some resistance, but gently and firmly go forward in your battle. You can be a heck of a healthy diabetic and come to think of it healthy jew or christian matter what your belief is.

JulieC 2010-06-22 07:18:03 -0500 Report

Sorry…Im laughing…I almost though you were another prankster…if it were that easy to get rid of it..we would have all converted to something!

kdroberts 2010-06-22 09:58:57 -0500 Report

"I almost though you were another prankster"

I would bet money that they are looking at their other contributions to the site, probably the same person as yesterday.

bettymachete 2010-06-22 07:10:47 -0500 Report

LOL! Sorry this made me snicker. No reason someone can't confront this with a bit of humor because sometimes that's all we have as long as we are sensitive to others. Have fun all.


hbkunkel 2010-06-22 05:15:42 -0500 Report

Religion has NO link to diabetes. It is a cruel disease put on old, young, white, other races, family history, no family history, etc. All I can say is take it seriously and treat yourself well.

gregsteele 2010-06-22 03:16:36 -0500 Report

I am a christian with no family history of D i wish it were so easy to explain maybe we cant cure it yet but controlling it is the next best thing love to all GREG

Harlen 2010-06-22 00:47:16 -0500 Report

God dont I wish thats all it would take I would be a monk if it would fix this lol
It runs in my famly too .
If your going to get diabetis your going to get it and if not you will not .
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-06-21 22:17:43 -0500 Report

Diabetes (type 2) is a combination of it being hereditary and lifestyle.
Hereditary based on your genes, and lifestyle (stress, diet, medication or health issues) providing the triggering device or mechanism to unlock (trigger it) from within your genes.

To be or not to be religious has no bearing on being diabetic.


monkeymama 2010-06-21 22:10:32 -0500 Report

Converting will not help cure you with diabetes. There is scientific proof that in some cases it is a mere genetic thing. In my case, that is the issue, along with other medical and genetic factors involved in this. There is no cure for diabetes as of yet. You can properly manage and control it but not cure it.

Crashnot 2010-06-21 21:34:42 -0500 Report

Hee hee, I'm Norwegian and Lutheran, and I'm the only one in my extended family to have it. I think there are genetic links for certain, but also lifestyle and dietary causes as well.

petals 2010-06-21 21:16:23 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!! I am a christian and I have diabetes, so I agree with Ray on this. It is more a genetic thing then it is what religion you are.

RAYT721 2010-06-21 20:54:16 -0500 Report

I'm Christian and I'm diabetic so I don't think your theory is going to hold true or hope. In many cases diabetes is hereditary although maybe that is the result of the family being on the same kind of diet and exercise routines (or lack of). Diabetes is a disease in which control is the keyword. Hopefully your doctors, dietitians, and other members of the medical teams you've employed can help you understand the disease, risk factors and keys to control. We're all here to offer support, encouragement, motivation and occasionally answers to your questions. Regardless of your religion, height, weight, gender or anything else you're in an excellent community of people (like me) who genuinely care about you and your condition. Keep in touch!!!

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